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Dad’s Cricket Diary

Dad’s Cricket Diary – Sept 26 – Round 1, Week 2

The team was as tardy dribbling along to the game as they had been last week. We took the field with  just 8 present and correct at the start of play. With Son2.0 joining is as a super-sub, this was a momentous occasion for me, taking the field with both the boys, and feeling rather smug because at least I’d ...

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Dad’s Cricket Diary – Sept 23 – Another Dream

I can remember my Dad constantly falling asleep in front of the TV, regardless of how interesting the program was or how many days he’d been lobbying the household with “Don’t forget we’re watching such and such on Wednesday night.” This habit has hit me this year, and has been worse in the last couple of weeks. Tonight I was ...

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Dad’s Cricket Diary – Sept 19 – Round 1 Week 1

Not raining. Check. Not too hot. Check. Early signs were good. I checked the time and location of the game twice, and programmed the ground into the GPS. I was nervous enough without having to rely on the mumbly communication of a directionally challenged teenage nagigator when driving cross-town at midday on a Saturday. We managed to make it to ...

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Dad’s Cricket Diary – Sept 18 – Game Eve

The Big Game is just one more sleep away. After a busy week at work, I’m dog-tired so at I have a fair chance of getting to sleep. Otherwise, there would be a fair chance of laying awake all night in the face of the myriad potential embarrassments that await on the field tomorrow. I’m trying not to think off ...

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Dad’s Cricket Diary – Sept 17 – Dreaming of the Past

It is still raining, so there opportunities to get out of a run or a net session have been limited. This is a worry with the first game of the season just days away.  At least my bruises have settled down, and the knee is showing no ill effects from the tap it got in the nets a few weeks ...

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